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BMW 3 Series
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BMW 3 Series
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Base MSRP price range:
$32,950 - $62,000
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Car Type: Luxury compact cars
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BMW 3 Series Overview

The 3 Series is excellent, with commendable ride comfort, noise isolation, and fit and finish. The turbo four-cylinder makes the 328i quick, yet returns a frugal 28 mpg overall. The updated 335i uses a smooth and punchy turbo six-cylinder. Handling is very capable, but steering feel is less sharp than before. The diesel 328d gets an impressive 35 mpg overall. A hybrid, an AWD wagon and a less-powerful 180-hp 320i version are available. The AWD Gran Turismo is a stylish hatchback version. The M3 ultra high-performance version can give Porsches and Corvettes a run for their money. Reliability of the rear-wheel-drive 328i has dropped to below average, the other versions are average.

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